Websites of organizations that focus on Deaf Education
1. Deaf Development Programme Cambodia. (n.d.). What we do. Retrieved from http://www.ddp-cambodia.org/what-we-do/
The Deaf Development Programme has a number of projects and services in Cambodia aimed to improve the quality of life and access to services for Deaf people in Cambodia. These include the Basic Education Project, the Job Training Project, Deaf Community Development Project, Cambodian Sign Language Project, Sign Language Interpreting Project, Social Services Project, Agricultural Program and the Sign Language Unification Committee.
2. Discovering Deaf Worlds. (2015). USAID expand program. Retrieved from http://www.discoveringdeafworlds.org/programs/usaid-expand-program
Discovering Deaf Worlds (DDW) started to provide training on Deaf education, policy, advocacy, organizational development and community outreach to Deaf Filipinos via the US Department of State's Empower program. DDW collaborates with Deaf individuals in developing countries to cultivate partnerships with the goal of improving education standards, access to communication, job opportunities and human rights for Deaf people in the host countries.
3. SIL International. (2015). Sign languages. Retrieved from http://www.sil.org/resources/publications
SIL International is an organization that conducts research on sign languages, language and culture documentation, anthropology and linguistics.
They also design and implement language development programs around the world. They have a wide range of publications in print and digital format on linguistics of various languages around the world, language use and education, ethnography and so on. There is also access to e-books on their translation works and research among various people groups around the world.
4. Global Reach Out Initiative, Inc. (n.d.) India: The need. Retrieved from http://new.globalreachout.org/need.html
Most of development work focusing on Deaf education in developing countries are centered on early childhood education. Global Reach Out focuses on imparting skills and providing vocational training to Deaf adults in India regardless of whether they have received any education in the past. There is much work being done on advocacy to spur the implementation of policies that will protect the rights of Deaf people in India, and provide accessibility to resources that will enable them to realize their full potential.
5. The Amity Foundation. (2013). Bilingual deaf project. Retrieved from http://www.amityfoundation.org/eng/bilingual-deaf-project
The Amity Foundation is a local NGO in China that focuses on developing education, social service, health, civil society building and community development along China's eastern coastal provinces and western minority areas. One of its projects is the Bilingual Deaf Project which advances the sign bilingualism philosophy in Deaf education to 10 chosen special schools in Sichuan and Guizhou. Chinese Sign Language (CSL) is used as the first language of instruction to teach all areas of the curriculum and Chinese is being taught as a second language. The project has reaped some positive results as more Deaf adults are getting involved in Deaf education, and parents of Deaf children receive CSL training which improves communication within the family unit.